Tuesday, March 4


The International Herald Tribune notes that "Rich diets, poor health are a global killer." Hmmmm. Yes, but what is it about the West's "rich" diets? A popular scapegoat is portion sizes, which are now larger than ever. But that is a large red herring: Note that in the study mentioned here, while the "best diet" control group watched portion sizes and got nowhere, those on a vegan diet reopened their blocked arteries and lost 22 pounds, without having to watch portion size at all. Gee, maybe it's not how much but what you're eating that's the problem. After all, even stubborn West Virginians were able to succeed on a "lowfat vegetarian diet." If they can do it, why not you?

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